3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Development of reconstruction and analysis tools & sensitivity study of the SuperNEMO demonstrator

Aug 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Emmanuel Chauveau Frédéric Perrot


The **SuperNEMO demonstrator**'s unique design, combining both tracking and calorimetry techniques, provides essential **topological informations**. Indeed, fully reconstructing the event kinematics not only allows a powerful background discrimination but also gives access to a variety of event topologies which can be used to measure the different background contributions. The SuperNEMO software relies on a range of algorithms to ensure a faithful event reconstruction. The improved detector performance for $\gamma$ detection coupled to new **$\gamma$-reconstruction algorithms**, based on geometrical and Time-of-Flight criteria, will not only improve the measurements of the $\gamma$-emitter backgrounds ($^{208}$Tl, $^{214}$Bi...) but also increase the sensitivity for the search of $\beta\beta$-decays to the excited states. The poster will also present how the use of topological informations in **multivariate analysis** could improve the SuperNEMO demonstrator sensitivty, both for the search of the **neutrinoless double beta decay** and for the background control.

Primary author

Emmanuel Chauveau


Steven Calvez (Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire)

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